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Re: [Xen-devel] 4.3 Planning: Taking stock

>>> On 24.01.13 at 10:49, Ian Campbell <Ian.Campbell@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, 2013-01-24 at 08:32 +0000, Jan Beulich wrote:
>> >>> On 23.01.13 at 18:10, George Dunlap <george.dunlap@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > On 23/01/13 17:00, Jan Beulich wrote:
>> >> The one feature here that requires work in our tree is to be able
>> >> to boot via grub.efi (irrespective of how little I personally like that);
>> >> I'm not sure Daniel was also planning to look into that part.
>> > 
>> > Do you think not having this for 4.3 will be a potential problem for Xen?
>> The feature was reportedly missed by two or three people so far,
>> all of which simply were told to go the currently working route. But
>> I recall IanC saying something about Debian (or was it Ubuntu) not
>> being willing to support the boot loader free approach...
> I think both of them would prefer to have a standard bootloader
> "experience" for both Linux and Xen.
> Looking back at the Debian conversation what Bastian actually asked when
> I suggested packaging the EFI hypervisor image was if the same image
> could be used for UEFI and BIOS, which I suppose isn't exactly the same
> as above since having the same binary (if that were even possible)
> doesn't necessitate booting via a bootloader.

But a single binary is not an option - the ELF and MSDOS signatures
both sit at file offset 0.


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